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A caged cyanide

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A photoactivatable caged cyanide, 1-(2-nitrophenyl)ethyl (NPE) cyanide, was synthesized, which upon irradiation in the near UV releases cyanide. It is demonstrated that the compound can be used to induce formation of the FeIII–CN complex in the heme protein nitrophorin 4 from Rhodnius prolixus.

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2011, accepted on 23 Feb 2012 and first published on 12 Mar 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2PP05359D
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012,11, 620-622
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    A caged cyanide

    M. Knipp, J. J. Taing, C. He and C. Viappiani, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012, 11, 620
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PP05359D

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